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Best Practices: Web Scraping

Parse the HTML Content Using BeautifulSoupParse the HTML Content Using BeautifulSoup

BeautifulSoup is a Python library that is used to parse HTML and XML documents. It creates parse trees that are helpful in extracting the data easily. It sits atop an HTML or XML parser, providing Pythonic idioms for iterating, searching, and modifying the parse tree.

Here is an example of how to use BeautifulSoup to parse an HTML document and extract some data:


  1. Import the BeautifulSoup library;
  2. Use the BeautifulSoup library to parse the content of the website (html);
  3. Print the variable.

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